Bisoprolol is also known as Bisoprolol Fumarate and is available in tablet form. It belongs to a group of medicines referred to as beta-blockers. The medication can help slow down the heart rate which makes it effective when pumping blood all over the body and in ensuring good blood circulation.
Take this medication as advised by your physician or healthcare provider. If unsure, always ask your doctor about it. Treatment using Bisoprolol requires periodic monitoring from your doctor. This is important at the inception of the treatment and as the dosage is increased. It is widely used among adults and the elderly and is taken in the long term. The medication may be taken with or without food preferably in the morning with a glass of water.
When starting the medication, start with a low dose and increase as may be needed. The dosage can range from 5mg, 25mg, up to 75mg. The recommended maximum daily dose is 10mg.
Bisoprolol is not recommended for use by children. If you forget to take Bisoprolol, never attempt to take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dosage. Instead, take the usual dose on the next day. Never stop taking the medication unless otherwise told by your medical doctor. Avoid taking Bisoprolol if:
Never take the medication if you have heart failure that's recently developed, low blood pressure, or an irregular/slow heartbeat.
Before you take Bisoprolol, always talk to your physician or pharmacist if you have any the following conditions:
Moreover, inform your doctor if you will be undergoing desensitisation therapy anytime soon; it can cause an allergic reaction in the body if the therapy is carried out whilst simultaneously taking Bisoprolol. Or if you will be undergoing surgery under anaesthesia as Bisoprolol can cause a reaction.
Like any other medication, Bisoprolol can also cause side effects, but there are reports that not all people tend to get any of them. As a precaution, always seek the advice of your medical doctor. The most serious side effects that have been documented are as follows:
If you feel weak or nauseous, or experience difficulty when breathing, contact your doctor immediately. Other side effects are as follows: